I'm currently feeling kind of oppressed by reading. I just have so much to do, and my "must read by yesterday" pile is becoming more and more impossible. Here is where I've sought some escape:
- 25 authentic Asian experiences, and Her Daily Digest gives us some tips about how to travel to them alone. If you're in the US, the National Gallery of art is, according to the Washington Times, planning a cracker of an exhibition of Japanese scrolls for next year - would be well worth seeing.
- I have a problem with asking, but have noticed that people who ask often get. David Vogelsang points out that we need to overcome our fear of rejection.
- A great list of articles on social media for authors, from Self Publishing Coach.
- 5 tips for using Outlook to manage your day.
- Entertainment Weekly informs me that my life is now complete - DJ Pauly D is about to do an album with 50 Cent!
- Did you grow up in a New Age family? Julie Gray did, but she's ambivalent about it. But she can take heart, because it's nothing new - they have just discovered another 18th century self-help book in The Telegraph.
- Viktor & Rolf are writing a book of fairy tales.
- The Irish Times has a nice piece on meditation and staying in Plum Village. Meanwhile, the world's hottest reincarnation continues to win hearts, and Westside Today reports on his Californian trip. But could the Shaolin monks be the most popular franchise in film? There's a new one, starring Andy Lau, reviewed in the New York Times.
- If Christianity is more your thing, The Guardian gives us five of the UK's best Lady Chapels.
- Another review of Booker favourite Julian Barnes' novel The Sense of An Ending - from BookBath. Reluctant Habits interviews Alex Shakar, who is apparently very good - there is certainly a lot of buzz surrounding his book Luminarium.
- So you love counterfeit tat? You are not alone.
- The Independent quite helpfully offers us an A-Z of postmodernism.
- They're doing an Australian version of Celebrity Apprentice! And it's going to feature Deni Hines! From The Herald Sun.
- Saigon Giai Phong wants us to know that the English National Ballet is performing in Ho Chi Minh City tomorrow night - I wish I was there!
- Ever eaten at a Korean food truck? Apparently it's all the rage in the US, and I want them to come to Sydney!